John K Glenn

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John K. Glenn is the Director of Foreign Policy of the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise include European Union, EU Enlargement and Integration, Central and Eastern Europe, Governance, Civil Society, Democratisation, NGO Development and Advocacy, Democracy promotion as foreign policy[1]

Dr. John K. Glenn joined the German Marshall Fund in 2004 as director of foreign policy, responsible for Transatlantic Trends, an annual survey of foreign policy attitudes in the United States and Europe, and the primary author of the Key Findings Report [2].

Glenn was formerly executive director of the Council for European Studies, the leading American professional association for the study of Europe in the social sciences and humanities. Previously, he served as a project manager at the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, where he directed a project on NGO strategies for democratization and conflict prevention in formerly communist states.

He is a frequent commentator on international affairs, having appeared on CNN International, CNN's Insight, BBC World News, Reuters Financial Network, BBC World Service, Voice of America's FOCUS, Deutsche Welle, and NPR's Marketplace [3].


  • (2002) Framing Democracy: Civil society and civic movements in Eastern Europe (Stanford University Press)
  • (2002)(co-editor) The Power and Limits of NGOs: A critical look at building democracy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Columbia University Press)


Democracy and Security International Conference, Attendee [4]| Council for European Studies | Institute of War and Peace Studies | CNN International | BBC World News | Reuters Financial Network | BBC World Service | Voice of America's FOCUS | Deutsche Welle | NPR's Marketplace | German Marshall Fund


  1. GMF, Experts John K. Glen, Accessed 28-February-2009
  2. GMF, Experts John K. Glen, Accessed 28-February-2009
  3. GMF, Experts John K. Glen, Accessed 28-February-2009
  4. Democracy and Security Conference, List of Participants, Accessed 25-February-2009